Theater - Associate in Arts

Program/CIP Code: THTR.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The theatre program helps students to interact with people working in the theatrical world. Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. If the program is completed as specified, the General Education courses will transfer to all Kansas Regents universities as a block.

A limited number of performance grants are available to qualified students. Individuals with previous experience in theatrical performance and/or technical production should apply directly to the coordinator at 913-288-7106

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
ENGL 0212 Drama as Literature: Early to Modern 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
NASC 0103 General Physical Science 5
Foreign Language Elective 5
Total General Education Requirements 37-39
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with and advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
THTR 0105 Introduction to Acting 3
THTR 0115 Acting 3
THTR 0130 Stage Movement I3 3
THTR 0150 Stagecraft 3
THTR 0170 Stage Makeup 2
THTR 0175 Acting Practicum 1
THTR 0215 Acting II * 3
THTR 0216 Acting III * 3
THTR/SPCH 0222 Voice and Diction 3
Total Degree Specific Requirements 24
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 62-64

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